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How state debtors may obtain an adjustment and discharge of their accounts.
Comptroller to keep account with the treasurer of receipts
said Comptroller shall require the same to be paid, said Comptroller shall audit and state, and require payment thereof; and if not paid,
to proceed as directed by this act by suit for the collection of the
same: Provided he shall not institute suit against any state or the
money grant count with the Treasurer, charging him in the manner hereinbefore
How money drawn from treasury.
Comptroller's duty respecting
prescribed, with all the moneys for which the Treasurer may grant
written or printed orders he issues to the Treasurer to receive money, orders on trea. beginning with number one at the beginning of each fiscal year, and our running in numerical order until the end of that fiscal year; the present fractional year to constitute the first fiscal year. It shall likewise be the duty of the Comptroller to see before filing the Treasurer's receipt that they are numbered with the corresponding number of the written or printed order on which the receipt was predicated, and to number on the back of each receipt the number thereof, and for what fiscal year, and carefully file away and preserve the same. Sec. 11. A joint committee of the legislature, or a committee of o, either House, shall have power to examine the Comptroller's and .o “ Treasurer's office books and papers, and the joint committee shall *. cancel such warrants, or written or printed orders of the Comptrol-celled. ler, when found correct, up to the end of the preceding fiscal year, in such way as not to render them unintelligible, which shall be carefully preserved by the Comptroller after such cancellation. Sec. 12. If errors in the accounts of the Comptroller or Treasurer H.o.o. shall be detected, amounting in the opinion of said committee to mal- surer's accounts - - - to be reported to feasance or misfeasance in office, the said committee shall report the legislature. fact to the legislature or to the House by which the committee was appointed. * Sec. 13. It shall be the duty of the Treasurer to receive and take To...! charge of, and safely keep in his official character, all moneys direct-money said into ed by the Comptroller on his written or printed order to receive into treasury. the Treasury, crediting the particular fund therefor, specified in said order, in a proper book or books to be provided for that purpose, and shall grant his receipt to the person paying the same, specifying in said receipt what fund has credit for it, numbering the receipt the same as the order on which said receipt is predicated, and shall carefully file away and preserve the said orders, endorsing the number thereon. On the payment of any warrant by the Treasurer, drawn by the Comptroller on him, he shall take the receipt of the person to whom the money is paid on the back of the warrant, and carefully file away and preserve the same, endorsing thereon the number thereof. SEC. 14. It shall be the duty of the Comptroller to provide suit- §. able blanks and books, and furnish the assessors and collectors of assessors and rol. - - - lectors with suiteach county with the same, in such form and manner as will best ef. able blank and feet the object of the statutes providing for the assessment and col- books.
lection of the public revenues of the state.
AN ACT concerning the office of Attorney General.—[Passed
The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:
Attorney General SECTION 1. The Attorney General shall reside and keep his office
—where t o to his at the seat of government, and shall not depart from the state without N: to o: leave of absence from the legislature. He shall be commissioned by state withou
leave. the Governor, and shall take the oath of office prescribed by the con
To be commis
sioned, take oath, stitution, and shall give bond with security, to be approved by the
and give bond. Governor, in the sum of twenty thousand dollars, conditioned for the
faithful performance of the duties of his office. *...* Sec. 2. The Attorney General shall attend each of the terms of the *** Supreme Court, and there prosecute or defend, as the case may be, all causes to which the state may be a party; also all causes to which any officers of the state, in their official capacity, may be a party; also all causes to which any county may be a party, other than those in which the interest of the county may be adverse to the state, or any officer of the state, acting in his official capacity; and after judgment obtained in any such cause, he shall direct such proceedings, and sue out such process as may be required to carry the same into execuo tion. He shall account for and pay over to the proper officer any money which may come into his hands belonging to the state or any |... county. It shall also be his duty to assist in all impeachments which may be tried before the Senate. *...". Sec. 3. When required, the Attorney General shall give his opinion fe in certain in writing, without fee, to the legislature, or either House thereof, upon cases. any question of law, and to the Governor, the Secretary of State, Comptroller, Treasurer, Surveyor General, the Trustees or Commissioners of state Hospitals or Asylum, and any District Attorney, upon any question of law relating to their respective offices. or. Sec. 4. The Attorney General shall supervise the District Attor. and perform or neys of the state in all matters pertaining to the duties of their office.
tain other duties - - - - - - - - , specified. He shall, from time to time, in his discretion, require of the District
(2.) See Stat. 1851, page 416, sec. 5.
Attorneys such a report as to the condition of public business intrusted
o report annually to Governor.
Sec. 6. It shall be the duty of the Attorney General, whenever in To... solo
his opinion required by the public service, or when directed by the tain cases.
Governor, to repair to any district in the state and assist the District
Sec. 7. The Attorney General shall be elected in the manner pre- Election of Attor.
seribed by the constitution and the law regulating elections.
Sec. 8. The Attorney General shall receive such compensation as Compensation.
prescribed by law. (1)
Sec. 9. This act shall be in force from and after its passage, and .
a certified copy thereof filed in the office of the Secretary of State.
(1) See Stat. 1852, page 49, Sec. 1 8
AN ACT concerning the revenue, funds, expenditure, and property of the state, and management thereof—[Passed February 20, 1850.]
The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and
General fund. SECTION 1. That all money, debts, and other property belonging to
it, shall be paid into the state treasury, and constitute a part of the
general fund. *... ... Sec. 3. All money paid by the general government, from any §..." other source not otherwise appropriated, shall be paid into the state
treasury, and constitute a part of the general fund. Penalties and
!..." SEC. 4. All money received by any public officer for penalties or *** forfeitures, and not especially appropriated to any other fund, shall
also be deemed to be a part of the general fund. ... soy SEC. 5. All money received for any property of the state, and property of the i...al not specially appropriated, shall be deemed part of the general fund. und. SEC. 6. All other funds not included in the general fund, shall be specific funds. denominated specific funds, and kept under appropriate heads by the Comptroller and Treasurer. ... Sec. 7. There shall be allowed to the several officers and persons, hereinafter mentioned, their annual salaries as established by law, to be paid quarterly out of any moneys in the treasury belonging to the general fund and not otherwise specially appropriated by law; that is to say—there shall be paid to, 1st, the Governor, ten thousand dollars; and his private secretary such salary as may be fixed by law. 2d, to the Secretary of State; 3d, to the Comptroller of State; 4th, to the Treasurer of State; 5th, to the Attorney General; 6th, to the Surveyor General; 7th, to the Justices of the Supreme pay in advance Court; 8th, to the Judges of the District Courts; 9th, to the Su
to Judges. perintendent of Public Instruction; 10th, to the State Translator :